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In this combination of photos, a June 6, 1989 file photo, top, shows cyclists passing by slogans which read "Mobilize all citizens to crush martial law, protect Beijing," under a bridge where tanks are positioned on Changan Blvd., a road leading to Tiananmen Square, and almost 25 years later, in a May 29, 2014 photo, bottom, a jeep full of armed Chinese paramilitary policemen patrol under the same bridge in Beijing. A quarter century after the Communist Party’s attack on demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the ruling party prohibits public discussion and 1989 is banned from textbooks and Chinese websites. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, top, Ng Han Guan, bottom)